Talking about intimate guy things
A short project description
My name is Stefan Pfister, I’m the creator of the Coffee Talk short film series. I'm originally from Germany and experienced in filmmaking, project management, and marketing, I moved to Chicago, IL, with the dream of making films. Coffee Talk is the realization of this dream.
Coffee Talk is a comedy short film series about two gay college buddies, who get together for coffee and talk about intimate guy things. But pretty soon, intense emotions emerge and personal secrets are revealed, and the discussion goes in a completely unexpected direction. The first four episodes about tattoos, gay footballers, men dressing feminine, and gay dads are successfully running on Vimeo, YouTube, and Blip - or click on the Gallery tab to watch them. Now, we are ready to shoot the scripts for the next two episodes about sugar daddies and gay marriage. In order to bring these scripts to life and complete our first Coffee Talk season, we need your help.
With your support, we will be able to develop more awareness about two additional, relevant gay issues in a funny and entertaining way: Sugar Babies, written by LA-based Script Coordinator Cole Fowler, contradicts the cliché of the sugar daddy and presents a more positive image of a younger-older relationship. His story will be directed by Anthony Peeples. Gay Marriage, written by George Smart, absolutely welcomes marriage equality but also throws light on the promises of “marriage”, gay or straight, from a more critical perspective. George is President of Playwrights Platform Boston. His story will be directed by Matthew Wrobel.
Your donation will help us to make a contribution to the discussions about sugar daddies and gay marriage with two entertaining, funny, three-minute long web shorts all gays would benefit from!
What We Need
To cover the production costs for the fifth and sixth episodes, present the completed first season at different film festivals, and successfully distribute it online, we are seeking to raise $2,000. Of the $2,000, $1,500 will cover the production costs for the next two episodes and go completely to actors, the director, camera, production sound, and editorial (all of them recent graduates eager to show off their talent), while $500 will be used to cover application costs for festivals, online advertising, and merchandising expenses.
What You Get
We offer great perks to everyone who supports our project with a monetary contribution:
$5 - You receive a Thank You eCard with a funny animation.
$10 - You receive a personalized Coffee Talk Thank You post card from the cast.
$25 - Personalized post card, plus a Special Thank You in the end credits of one of the short films.
$50 - Personalized post card, Special Thank You in the credits, plus a USB stick with high-quality HD 1080p versions of all Coffee Talk episodes, including all production stills from the shoots. Copy the films to your hard drive and use the stick for your own files!
$100 - Post card, Special Thank You in the credits, USB stick, plus a personalized book of the script signed by the cast.
$250 - Post card, USB stick, script book, plus an Associate Producer credit, and a Coffee Talk coffee mug!
$500 - Post card, USB stick, script book, coffee mug, plus an Executive Producer credit, and a Coffee Talk T-Shirt!
If we can’t reach our entire goal, we are going to shoot just one episode and continue collecting money until we have sufficient funds to make the final episode for this season.
BTW: You do not need to claim a perk and also can make your contribution anonymously!
Coffee Talk seeks to develop awareness about gay issues in an entertaining way. In just three minutes, our college buddies discuss three or four pros and cons of gay hot button issues, a discussion that reflects and summarizes what people in real life actually think about it. All gays can only benefit from the films. Over 50% of our viewers come from countries outside the U.S., that’s why we subtitle the short films and translate them into major languages. For gay men living in countries, where homosexuality is still an issue and even prosecuted, these videos are a great source of information and surely give relief.
Coffee Talk is still a young project that was started in early 2013. With around 30,000 views so far, the short films are running very successfully on Vimeo and YouTube. Blip also accepted the series on their web series platform. Every day, folks subscribe to our channels and look forward to upcoming episodes. In early November 2013, Coffee Talk Episode 3 - Dress and Coffee Talk Episode 4 - My Dad is Gay! were selected for theatrical screening during Pride Films and Plays Gay Film Weekend in Chicago 2013.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you can’t make a contribution at this time, please help get the word out and make some noise about Coffee Talk. Maybe one of your friends is willing to contribute? Simply use the share tools and let everybody know about this campaign.
Thank you very much for your time and contribution.
Producer Coffee Talk Series